I am running 14.04 LTS

My Primary DNS( is able to resolve itself and secondary DNS( and the zone. But on the Secondary it's unable to resolve properly with the reply below after nslookup to dns1.

;;Got SERVFAIL reply from, trying next server

**server can't find dns1: SERVFAIL

Here are the config on my secondary server:

Under /etc/hosts file:  dns2

Under /etc/network/interfaces file:

iface eth0 inet static
dns-search test.co.uk

Under /etc/hostname file:


Under /etc/resolv.conf:

search test.co.uk

Under /etc/bind/named.com.local

zone "0.168.192.in-addr.arpa" {
type slave;
notify no;
file "0.168.192.in-addr.arpa";
masters {; };
  • is your dns1 configured to allow axfr requests from dns2 ? – Phillip -Zyan K Lee- Stockmann Jul 17 '16 at 19:13
  • are you refering to allow-transfer {dns2ip;} under the named.conf.local zoning ? – Doran L Jul 18 '16 at 7:15
  • Yes, that is what i was referring to. – Phillip -Zyan K Lee- Stockmann Jul 18 '16 at 11:01
  • Yes i had that configured already – Doran L Jul 20 '16 at 16:11

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